How to Preserve Christmas Greenery
Do you love using fresh greenery during the holiday season? Adding greenery instantly brings the outdoors in and creates a warmth to the home during the season. Add some lights to your greenery and you instantly have a festive arrangement.
White lights and fresh greenery are just two of the things I love to when putting together decorations for our home. However, I dislike having all the crumbling, dried needles falling all over the place. So, I went in search of an answer to my problem and I think I found one.
The answer is Glycerin. I was doing some reading and found that it is most often used to preserve boxwood. I decided to try it with Christmas greenery and so far I have had great success.
Fresh greenery clippings
1. Mix 1 part Glycerin to 2 parts water in a container of your choice. You can also do 1 part Glycerin and 1 part water if you wish but I have had success with the 2 to 1 ratio.
2. Add your freshly clipped greenery and allow it to sit in the mixture for at least 24 hours. You can then remove it, dry the ends and use to decorate.
I have had my greenery out for almost a week now and have no brittle pieces. I can move the greenery around and not have the needles falling all over the place. This is my first time ever trying this and so far I am impressed with the results.
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